Dealing With Hospital Closure, Pioneer Kansas Town Asks: What Comes Next?

(By Sarah Jane Tribble for Kaiser Health News)

FORT SCOTT, Kan. — A slight drizzle had begun in the gray December sky outside Community Christian Church as Reta Baker, president of the local hospital, stepped through the doors to join a weekly morning coffee organized by Fort Scott’s chamber of commerce.

The town manager was there, along with the franchisee of the local McDonald’s, an insurance agency owner and the receptionist from the big auto sales lot. Baker, who grew up on a farm south of town, knew them all.  Continue reading article here…

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